On the Job
On this page you’ll find more information about where engineers work and what kind of jobs they do. Our sponsors have provided informative videos that let you peer inside and find out what it’s like to work at their companies. Scroll down for career information on each discipline.
World leader in 2D and 3D design technology
Autodesk provides students with tools and resources to explore their design ideas, and helps them prepare for exciting careers in architecture, engineering, and the digital arts.
Worldwide leader in 3D and software innovator
Dassault Systèmes is the company behind some of the world’s most advanced 3D creative tools used to design the greatest products, airplanes, windmills, lipsticks, video games, and Olympic stadiums.
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Do you know any engineers who owns their own firm? Perform consulting work? Bid for government contracts? Sign and seal designs?
The National Defense Education Program is building a foundation for the future workforce needs of the Department of Defense by supporting science and math programs at three educational levels: pre-college, college and university, and post-doctoral.
National Instruments is committed to enhancing engineering and science education worldwide by providing educators and students with powerful graphical system design software and modular hardware to connect the curriculum with the real world.
The aerospace industry, which includes companies like Boeing and Lockheed Martin, has an insatiable demand for engineers.
Agricultural engineers will never be at a loss for career choices because the number of industries that require their skills is vast.
Architectural engineers typically work for engineering firms, (Crossey Engineering, Maffat & Nichol, Flour Corp.) construction firms, (Gardiner & Theobald) and architectural firms (LPA Inc. of California, RMJM Ltd.).
Biomedical engineering is a fast-growing field, as well as a wide-ranging one.
Civil engineers are everywhere and work in many areas essential to modern life.
Chemical engineers are in great demand in many different kinds of industries. Of all the disciplines, chemical engineers have the highest average starting salary of $65,466.
Microchips are embedded in everything from toasters to telephones, so many industries need computer engineers.
Electricity provides the spark of modern life. Accordingly, there are wide-ranging opportunities in this field.
Environmental engineering graduates have many career options at their disposal.
Industrial/Manufacturing engineers are found in just about every industry. Regardless of whether a company is a manufacturer of goods or a provider of services, it needs to do things better, cheaper, faster.
Well, clearly, there's great demand for materials engineers in the composite materials industry at companies like Material Sciences Corp. and Materials Innovation Technologies.
Mechanical engineering is highly multidisciplinary, and its practitioners are experts in areas ranging from robotics to air conditioning, so they're re welcome in many industries.
Mined materials are essential to modern life, so jobs are plentiful.
Given the security and defense issues involving nuclear energy, which include weaponry (and nonproliferation), power generation, and radioactive waste disposal, one of the biggest employers of nuclear engineers is the federal government.
Ocean engineers are involved in all things aquatic, from building on- and off-shore and underseas structures, to designing high-tech monitoring devices.